Drawn by Gold, Drowned in Mud: Typhoon Kills #Philippine Miners – On Saturday, #Typhoon #Mangkhut churned the rich earth of the Cordilleras, and floods of mud inundated mining bunkhouses and mountain homes.

A month ago, Jes Feliciano struck gold. The ingot was the size of a coin, and it brought the 16-year-old miner more money than he ever imagined.On Monday evening, Mr. Feliciano got a reminder that what the Cordillera Mountains give, they also take away. That is when he identified the body of his uncle, Mordecai Bahatan, one of dozens of miners feared killed when a torrent of earth, loosened by a typhoon’s rain, engulfed their encampment in the mountains.The bounty of the Cordilleras, which form the

Read Source: Drawn by Gold, Drowned in Mud: Typhoon Kills Philippine Miners – The New York Times

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